Papers, Please meets Visual Novel - you are the chief editor of a news station and decide which articles get published. Walk through the dystopian-lite city and see how the society and the lives of 3 main characters change over time. Many different ending permutations.
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Positive (32) - 90% of the 32 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Oct 23, 2018
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November 15

Patch 1.0.40s Out - Fixes Galore!



Latest patch fixes a ton of small bugs, balancing issues, and typos pointed out by the awesome folks in our forums and Discord =) We also have experimental Mac and Linux support if you wanna give it a try on the OS :D

Here's the nitty-gritty:

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1.0.40s
[PROG] Added experimental Mac and Linux Support [FEAT] Dog home conversation will now reflect the doggo's chosen name [TWEAK] Moved Home "Sleep" interact button closer to camera to no longer overlap player [TWEAK] Player Create screen smoothed out Avatar preview box and added a background [TWEAK] Home Justin OD cutscene, Dronno no loger disappears after [TWEAK] Quality settings will now default to Medium if game has never been launched yet [BUG] Fixed Settings Anti Aliasing not working, and added new Anti Aliasing settings [BUG] Fixed a bug where penalty count wasn't calculated properly, causing the pay to not be docked after 3 penalties [BUG] Fixed Pause Manu -> Quit Confirm prompt not showing Yes/No text on buttons [WRIT] Shop Changed "Vintage Computor" to "Computer" (it was a joke nobody got, hnngh) [WRIT] Dronno convo at home, clarified the convo choice that allows player to pick their own title (i.e. Master ) [WRIT] Change endgame text to encourage re-plays more [WRIT] Day 0 Boss clarifies the currency pronounciation (NoviBucks ʯ) [TYPO] Fixed typo in "Innocent Casualty in Police Shootout" article ("Fun" should have been "Fund") [TYPO] Fixed missing "have" in "Genetic Medication Might Have Triggered Incident" article [TYPO] Fixed typo in Boss Day 0 convo ("disbursment" should've been "disbursement") [TYPO] Fixed repeated line in Bro08_Jail (" I know we haven't always been there for each other...") [TYPO] Fixed repeated line in Bro06_AdFavor_Therapy_Start ("Yeah, it's really...") [TYPO] Fixed typo in Conspirator09_SecretMeeting ("...tears up its own DNA to shreds.") [TYPO] Fixed typo in Boss Replacement Gov Agent Day 12 ("....such as you previous boss." should be "yours") [TYPO] Fixed typo in "Novistan Government Engineered the Plague" article ("cultivate" should be "cultivated")
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October 30

Patches? In MY indie game!?!?!

Another update today, fixing mostly minor issues and adding a new checkbox in Settings letting you disable the constant "Beeps" during conversations

beep beep beep beep beep

Full change log for the curious souls:

1.0.38s
  • [AUDIO] Toned down the volume of the clock in Boss convo
  • [FEATURE] Added a new Setting to toggle conversation beeps
  • [TYPO] Fixed typo in Evie date 0 convo ("dfficult choices")
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Reviews

“A fascinating concept, and worthy of a look.”
PC Gamer

“The game does a pretty respectable job of keeping things muddy and uncertain, and shows quite neatly how all these issues have a lot of overlap that defies the easy answer of just picking a ‘side’...”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“This game will change your life. It's spectacular. You won't believe how amazing this game is. It's tremendous.”
11/10 – Dyland Klump

About This Game



A stack of news article sits on your desk, two stampers on each side - green to approve, red to reject. Your reporting team is hacking away in the background as corporate music plays through the loudspeaker. It's time to make decisions. Will you endorse nationalized healthcare, even though your love interest is worried about increased wait times? Will you demonize the new synthetic alcoholic drink, even though your boss stressed they are an important investor? Will you support current government, as tensions grow between the neighboring country?



After work, you emerge on the streets of Novistan, shaped by the very news you publish. Perhaps you will see more graffiti, angry bums or even a riot? Or perhaps you will turn the nation into peaceful utopia, filled with cameras and drones watching your every step? How will your channel address tragic events about to happen? Will you agree to meet the clandestine group of truthtellers, or stop to watch the Prime Minister's speech?

On the way home you meet with three main characters: Evie, your co-worker and immigrant, worried about her health and growing xenophobic sentiment; your brother Justin, an aspiring comedian struggling with impostor syndrome and social anxiety; finally Rudy, a single father trying to provide for her little girl and keep his store afloat, while a mega-mart opens up next door. Each day provides a glimpse into their life and how the media shapes their beliefs.




But every Headliner deserves to relax at home from the stress of the job. Listen to the radio and unwind on the comfy couch bought with hard-earned cash, as you watch the city burn outside the window. Perhaps splurge on treats to feed your doggo? Adopt a drone? Have your brother over for dinner? Or maybe keep your doors locked, hoarding every penny, as your apartment slowly fills with piles of cash?

After good night's sleep, it's time to once again face to boss, new articles, a growing sense of responsibility, and.... power.







* Read twice.... #FakeNews #Sad

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Cartoon violence (i.e. fighting, cartoon blood and gunshot effects)

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 8 (64bit)
    • Processor: Inte i3+
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 Compatible card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 (64bit)
    • Processor: Intel i5+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 Compatible card
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 500 MB available space

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